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Oli sworn in as Prime Minister; forms Cabinet with two DPMs and five ministers

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President Ram Baran Yadav administers the oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Sheetal Niwas of Kathmandu, on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

President Ram Baran Yadav administers the oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Sheetal Niwas of Kathmandu, on Monday, October 12, 2015.
Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly elected Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli amid a function at Sheetal Niwas on Monday.

Oli was elected the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal by defeating Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala yesterday. He had garnered 338 to defeat Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, who was restricted to 249, during the prime ministerial voting held at the Parliament.

President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli talk to each other before the President administered the oath to the Prime Minister at the Sheetal Niwas, in Kathmandu, on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli talk to each other before the President administered the oath to the Prime Minister at the Sheetal Niwas, in Kathmandu, on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

Prime Minister Oli has formed a small cabinet incorporating two Deputy Prime Ministers — Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachhadar — and five ministers — Agni Prasad Kharel, Som Prasad Pandey and Satya Narayan Mandal from CPN-UML, Haribol Gajurel from UCPN-Maoist and Ram Kumar Subba from RPP-Nepal.

In the same function, President Dr Yadav administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Deputy Prime Ministers, and the ministers separately.

Deputy Prime Minister duo Kamal Thapa and Bijay Kumar Gachhadar take oath of office and secrecy from President Ram Baran Yadav, at the Sheetal Niwas in Kathmandu, on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

Deputy Prime Minister duo Kamal Thapa and Bijay Kumar Gachhadar take oath of office and secrecy from President Ram Baran Yadav, at the Sheetal Niwas in Kathmandu, on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

Portfolios of all ministers, however, have not been fixed yet.

Oli will extend the Cabinet later.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli signs the transcript of his oath of office and secrecy at the swearing-in ceremony, in Kathmandu, on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli signs the transcript of his oath of office and secrecy at the swearing-in ceremony, in Kathmandu, on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

Vice President Parmananda Jha, Speaker Subas Nembang, outgoing Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Acting Chief Justice Girish Chandra Lal, Chief Secretary, Chief of Army Staff of Nepal Army, Inspector Generals of Armed Police Force and Nepal Police, leaders of various political parties, top government officials and diplomats of various diplomatic missions in Kathmandu attended the swearing-in ceremony.

Outgoing Prime Minister Sushil Koirala shakes hands with his successor KP Sharma Oli at the latter's oath ceremony at the Sheetal Niwas, in Kathmandu on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

Outgoing Prime Minister Sushil Koirala shakes hands with his successor KP Sharma Oli at the latter’s oath ceremony at the Sheetal Niwas, in Kathmandu on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

 


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